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ASHES OF ROSES.
A fair lne sea, where mirrored lie
The --okl-brown rock in sun<bine resting,
The changefat glory of the sky.
The white-w!ng'd gall his swift wa
bireasirg
A word of light and son'g and bloom,
Where earth is glad and heaven rejoice
And, fiating through my quiet room.
A laugbing chime of baby voices.
Himf vay acros4itbe seaward slope
WitIt :all green grasses bending over,
Two sweet eyes bright with love sud hope
Li,nu;it up at me among the clover,
Wtth futter of a little gown
V hac flying fold the wind upralses,
Be: pn :y he:d of golden brown
My- darling ifts amid the daisies.
Part of the shining day she seems,
But more divine than all its splendor,
Ltke some fair light that shines in dreami
go softly bright, so sweetly tender;
The glow upon the rounded cheek,
The lisping voice in broken sweetness,
More life and love and joy bespeak
Than all the summer's rich completenesi
And yet-alas! the woful chance
That comea to dim the moment's pleasure
The spaerkling eye, the speaking glance,
The heaped-up wealth of June's best rreas
ure,
Do but recall a.vanlshed bliss,
As Memory's hand the curtain raises
Another bead, as fair as this,
That lies below the nodding daisies!
-Mary E Blake.
REDEEMING THE OPPOR
TUNITY.
S. C. Advocate.
There is something very touch
ing, in one incident in the last ill
ness of Senator B. H. Hill. H+
regretted that be could not mak<
one more speech. , Pitt longe<
for one more boar in parliament
and John C. Calhoun, on tbe even
ing before his death, said to hi
eon. If I could have but one bow
to speak in the Senate, I could d
more good than on any previou
occasion of my life.'
In one point of view, it seem
strange that all the gathered an<
growing interest and inspirativt
of three score years should bi
quenched in a moment. No on,
can make the speech that Ca!
houn or H;11 wished to make. N
living man can finish their no
finished work. The subject tha
was in the mind of Calhoun dur
ing his last hours, was the ver!
one on wNich Hill was so anxiou
o~ speak. Times have greati:
er.angzed, the thunders of civi'
war i,ave rocked the Continent,
new generation has come on tb
stage since Calhoun died, but tb
great answered question, th
'bopeless tangle of our age.' sti
han a strange interest, even t
ttse dying statesman. What di
BW~ wish to .say? In sain
try t9 answer that most natura
* qu1estion. We may be sure h
d:d not wish for one hour more ti
fimtter the South or to abuse th<
North. He did not wish to hial
eloquent abuse or wvitherin g in
*- vective at this or that party.
Nearly a balf century agc
Francis Lieber was studying th
*. same great question which is S
deeply, so strangely woven int
our national history. He cam
with all the prejudices of a for
eigner, and brorgbt; to this grea
problem a knowledge of histor
and a patience in studying fact
which are rarely found. He sas
many difficulties whieb were' hid
den from the amateur studeni
-who looked at~ our Society froi
afar. With all his instinctive d
.sire for general emancipation, hi
wrote this emphatic sentence
'ay we never experience a suc
den emancipation at the South
About the same time, Williar
Harper was led to study ver,
closely the strange institutiOr
whbich he had known from chilk
A hood, in bis native Carolina. fl
\ gave bis views in an essay rea
btifore a literary club in Colonr
bia., perhaps in 1835. No impoi
tant additions were ever made 1
bis argument, which covered tb1
fied. With all his instinctive an
weli r-unded fears of a generi
e-nnciarin,he wrote ihis en
phauc sentence: ']n one thing
occu with the abolitionists
thLat if emancipation is to t
brought a'bout, it is better th:
it should be immediate and ta
tat.' Smnaucipation total and in
medaiae e-.a in a way not e2
pected c.r desired by the calm
wise chancellor. To-day, per
hps, most thinking persons wil
a.ree with him. The siock t<
soci-ty and the strain on al ii
iLerests were very severe.T
would probably have b en mo:"
Y severe from a gradual seh"ntt o
emaOC1iPa-iOD Many retuits. j :c
dic-ted or unexpect:i, I'a)lov. i.i
but one gr'at r:buiL ttO 1t'.i
per costidently a--urned : ir.
vitabt!e-the instant failure o|.t
ton cultivtivi-hus not fi;' l
There are checks and c"orpert
tions in the texture of sociy
and in the unrolinags .o P i
dence, which men do not !r
see.
A great historian say s that t
good test of the Christian civiliza
tion may be found iu the mntei
. iu which they pass through revo
lutions. We. lay aside now the
t. painful question as to the Chris
lianity of a people who, with
,i wiid entbusiasm on each side, can
rush into civil war. Looking
r back only to 1865. wbiie thert
are some things on each side t hat
we'could wish to :lot ; :mc
things which show, that if one
side may be exacting, the othei
. side may be uureasonable; still
there is much to encourage Chris
tian students of history. But for
the religious restraints on black
and white, Northerbers and Sout n
erners, our Iliad of woes would
have been longer and more
tragic. All persons, except a f%w
blinded partisans on each side,
- will now admit that some oppor
tunities have been lost in the
natural excitement of -the times
Every successive phase of public
sentiment in these eventful days,
brings its own opportunity, which
a must be seized wisely and pauc
r tually, or it is gone forever. He
3 is happiest who, at the end of hi
3 life opportunities, bas least cause
of unavailing regrets. He is not
5 happy who is then forced to say
-1 have lived in a critical era o
I the world's affairs. Neither Pr .vi
ieu:e nor history has given me
t,new idea, or a new light on an ol(d
idea I have tait htully and in.
discriminately praised my own
- section and party, whri ii barc
t constantly abused the other par
tv and section. 1 bave never teli
' it a du'ty or privilege to write L
Sline, or speak a word, wh,icir
Rmight help to allay the storm v)
psinaround me. I have bee;
borne along, an u uthinking. un
Sresisting feathber on the euri
e rent.'
* It. is not Senators, only. dying
I or living, who most meet tubi
G reat question. It comes boni:
Sto the bsinessO5 and bosom o
e every man and woman. I
. ouches the nursery an~d t.h
a kiteben, the sbop an.d the tield
tue ballot-box an(1 the' court
house, the school room and .h<
Church.
The editor must excuse boLi
the fact and the matter of a shor
-digression at this point. Denom
e inational papers have their use
0 and advantages, wnieb are mani
o fold. But like all human agent
e eies, they have their abuses anc
their disadvantages. Within th<
t last few years such questions at
I these have been fully and fairl'
s discussed in several uindenomina
tional papers: the relations o
servan ts, masters, mistresses, witlt
the temptations, trials, faults o
each party ; the tendency ir
Churches to prefer young minis
e ters; the reasons why the socia
meetings of our Churches are no
more attractive, &c. Let it nol
-be put down at once, as idle fault
fintiing, when the fear is express
ed that these questiong an<
" others like them, are not dis
eussed as broadly and calmly i
e Church papers as else where.
d it will be a great, perhaps
fatal mistake, if the earnest, heal
thy, religious element of our whbol
country is not brought to bear om
e all the interests of the two race
d so intimately and so criticall
L thrown together. Let sincerit
and common sense ho joined witl
Ipatienit study of bidzory, an
reverent, reliance on Providenic<
Some persons cani get on, o di
tnarily well, with servants i
house and field. whbile others can
not get on at all. If there is an;
.m~rt here it is worth some trot
ble .o find i. out. Sometimes, ut
- a dinner table, the main subject
Sof conver.-tia is the utter im
p iMihi 'ity trf .;adirgi, faithfuI iser
vantts. I'"".-aps thwe who are
i3i)ttfi . . i unsparina I will -"o
" 1 '7i: it t+: te 1:ex1 Sn0aM
Ienuing rmLc anl eliliren in
l'nftr': - Ci ith 'ir trvt: uts.
T, s.., : ;. . 1_.x t ug e s a . : ub
j t Of i ;.-rai it i .tcr a t. 1I
. . a r
a t ro i to r a rm .h
being conid iow' i) bOdy o:f'
-fi'e isfra;elised 1easaitry,' we
rmigtut firm: ihat teature nore dit.
cr'ue ti i. he dargercus ex
periuient %k-- are trying.
As to the great religious gies
lion. thos:r w bo are wiling to do
, ma:y we some -igrs of hope
ant pr. is: W:V.i are iond of
tn~~g th~ vrld t.hal our fat.bt_rs
c.rried t ti Gospel to> t be siave;.
Sir.ly that hane G'spel ha- its
mliege8 tfr them iuw', in - neir
new rtllation,. Pauil, ve are s-ure.
would not neglect tue-e people,
or pass ttiem by, if he could make
a second missionary tour aer'es
our world. He might wel hegin
his earnest appeal to them wi-h
the admsipu tbat 'in all things
they are very religious' it is
true, that on some sides of life,
there seema at times to be little
ctinnliection between their religion
anu their mri<)rality. Perbaps. on
other sides of life, (taking light.
and privilege into the account,)
our practical moralit.y may be aR
really bei,w our religious stand
ard.
Mr. Editor. your qotation from
Senat.or Hill, two weeks ago, af
fectel mdet-eply at the time, and
follows me sti!. I have wisbed
that I could quit thinking about
it., or that, with pen in hand. I
ecuid i ink wrtnily of it. Up to
this aom;ent ! have not ien
able to duo cit her. There is, there
mIrust er tanrly be, a clear, straig ht f
patt out of every difficulty that
can encomtlpass a peopie. Are we
seeking tnis patti w th that non
esty.carn:stnie s and huiilty that
mat.ke it titrally certaii we shall
finzd? Supp--s we do not findi.
SupposLthat e and our ebildren
atter* us. coUut ie to sumt e ! 1 oin the
Adark wouutanrs. Will thi provw
that the' r-nal ruiles of right are
I 'ii i onlKy proive. 'tat n i one,
m_ .' i? i ' Take away thty
Im : tae can be saved with&
Qut it, sa. a great Eeglisf wri.
tr Tak-e away bitteruaes andu
truu an.. d revenige. Tnis great
problem can he 3ved ; this great.
nat ion can be saved, without the
h elp of .any of t bese.
JAS. H. CAR:LISLE.
-Woffo.rd Coilege, S. C.
OLD F.MES-.-Sueaking7 o
told famnil it2,' obsl-ee Relnev
yngrto a fellow comme*rciai,
emi Gohrdon, of 'Frisco, as hber
-.eret sinting in a room vf tiie Ross
SHouse, io tbat city, a few weeks
ago. 'I don't tnink that yours is a
Sbit older than mnine, for I guiess
both'of themu are about on a .evel
in respect to age.'
'Why, how do you make than
out ?' respon ded Jim, whbose great
weakness lies in his boast of an
ce'stry. 'our folks settled in New
-England as far back as sixteen
something, and we've got the
papers to show for it.'
'That's ali right, Jim2 ; all I
know abo'ut it, is, that my grand
father met yours swinging trom
tree to t.ree oo the Istbmos o,f
SPanama, noit suen a great. many
year- bmek. anad . he cad man
seteed to t ake a heap of tuu t ol'
the. exer-cise But that a vs hi-tore
y ouit folks a ore store clotbes.'
'I'm stuck.' said Jim. -Give it a
,,nme.' - New York Cowmercial
Travelers' J'ournal.
Imupolitenesv is de:-ived from
juist two- M)ources--inLuierence to
the divijne and contem:pt for the
hn klman.
Foi THE HERALD. N
LETTER FROM COLORADO. a
Special Correspondence.
CANON CITY. COL , Sept.. 18. 1882. .
The country about Canon City,
a- indicated in my last letter, is c
largely devoted to grazing. 1"1
fa':t. stock raising. or -berdinig,' is
tl., great industry tor this who
i, fot. from Toxas to ' jCi:it C''n
si:Weraly no(rt It of the Ulion Pa
bi- Rilway. excepting the met1
"...:iiVt"v iarrow1' hiitis w ithi) l
i : Now \{exicto, in South
n ''ado, on the Arkanas r
)tait, tributtaries;-t.be Fount;ain,
Sr C-rw. (' hr e M" the !v. the
C.--haru', the IIUerfano, and a
1er.4-in the great parks over
rces ythe range, and over the
plai- s in Colorado. Nebraska, t
arnd Wyoming, tho heru t oam
and the rancheros ride. The pro
gross of settlement and the ad- t
v:(nee of civilization ha encroaebh
ed soniewhat upon what was'for
nery the dontrt of the ranch o
n.c;, especiaily in Nebratska and -
N':thern Colorado ; i!at, in gen
-ral terms, he largely coverse ie
territ.ory outlined above. Between i
Dnver and -Julesburg, on the U
U:on Pacific Railroad, lay the r
immense range of the late John a
fi;tf, one side of which was fifty
m:!es in length, and which was in a
all respects the most extensive
raceh in Colorado. He. is said to
have begun on a capital of $100, '
an when be died four years ago i
bis estate was valuid ai6$1.500. f
000. r
Probably, all things con"idered, 9
Southern Colorado pussceses great. f
or advantages for herding than a
can be combined in any part of v
the region devoted to t'hat indus
try. It is traversed by railroads, f
and accessible from all sides. while
the climate is most salubrious and
so wild in winter that stock roam t
and graze without shelter or feed
iug. Barren as these sandy l,airs s
appear, the coar"e, dry-l( king o
tutu; (,I bnfu lo grass' frrnish - i
tlimoent upon which cat-tle thrive
and fat ten beyond heli!'f. To
some there is a sen)timeri'g! !raw
bacik- in the absene-! of tu,: g and, t
ever p;rce:t speci:cle and gen- a
ui!e companionship of the 'ever.
lasting hils.' lbt t:-t o n be- a
Coies to Ue a %ery Srmali matter 0
w:een the other advantages of this a
locality are considered. No doubt a
in ."'rr1 - b . ad
mo(re cheaply, but there are sure
teoc ecounterbalancingr disadvan- t
og Above a certain latitude. t
n :ahly in WV om:ing, great iosses
ienve occurred from severe wi.
ars. an not very far to ;he north
i.ie -Lo fatmiiy' comefl in to. dist erb ;
and nioiest. Speaking of hard a
winters, they had one here in ~
Clorado two years ago which,
acording to all accounts, takes t
the cake, and was the cause of.e
heavy~ losses to cattie men. In a
so'me parts of the State hay soldv
at $300 per ton. But seasons like
that are few and far between-.
Of the profits of ranching I
shail not undertake, for lack of'
spc,to give any complete esti-.
mzates, though several that are
full and reliable have been tur-.
nished mae. After allowing for all
cent.ingencies it may be safely put
den'n as more certain in its results
tnan mining, and more romunera
tis.e for the capital and labor in
vsted than the best mercantile
business I know of in the East.
Tro engage in it successfully re
quires cnpital, a knowledge of the.
business, sound judgment, and a
willingness to endure the priva
tions and loneliness of the life it
entails. Any man with these
prerequisites can certainly double
an investmlent of $10,000 or $20,
000 in fivo years, wtith a strong
probability of doing much better
even t ban that. I am told of a
cae where sonme gentlemen about
ten years aig" made up the
sumn of $7.000) for tbe purcnase
ot caittle and put. t.e berd in
tne hands of a practical man.
It w as of course when cattle I
were considerably cheaper tuan
they ar-e now, and they did not
b"uy much land but sent their
herd to range at a distance ; but
tnese men have some time since
wit hdrawn their horiginal investj
ment and are offered $125.4000 for'1
vhat they now hold, after having
dlowed their manager one quarter
or his services. This may hardly
+e considered an average example,
mt it is one case of many, and a
air illurtration of tbe possibilities
f the business. Where else in
he world and in what other
:nown way can a man sit and see
Is possessions increase beiero his
yes with so little exertion on bii
art ?
Only those who have seen the
ife of a ranchrmaii as it is can
ave a correct idea of the fascin
tion it possess To ride over the
4rae anid see the vast herds of
aitte-he splendid bulls, the
lump steers, the red, and white,
nd roan.. and mottled cows
razing contentedly from dawn t
ntil near noon when they all
ako their accustomed trail and
eek the wator wii h unorring cer
ainty, is a study of more interest
han might be imagined. One
may meet engaged in this occupa
ion, or sitting in t h. door-.vaiys
f hotels here in the evenings,
urroue:ded -y 'ho- t " ez ers' in
veralls, gentlentett accustomaed to
he res-urces and iial+its of the
ncst refined civilization. No
ne's felt hats have broader brims,
o one's flinn l Rhirt,t ar~ rrr'tier,
.nd no one's boots more thor
ugbly covered with adobe dust ;
,nd every one will t.ll you he is
.s bappy as a king. It may occur
o more than one young man,
onscious of the drawbacks of a
usitess life in our cities, with its
ierce competition and unavoidable
inks, that life on the plains might
;ive him ample occupation, com
urtable gains and a sound mriud
.nd body. And another class to
whom this life might appeal with
reat force, comprises th't e un
ortunates who seek Aiken and
lorida every winter and 'come
come with the strawberries' in
he spring.
One of the most exciting events
n the ranch is the -rouud ap'
vbich occurs in June and July
nd September and October cach
'ear. During the year the herde
ttermingle and stray from ranch
o ranch. ;trlii t cer ain -.asons
hey m+ : be --ilected and sep
.rated. -They are divring,i-hed
y brandis whieh are cm.r-ir+sive
nd univeraaliy accepted. t ence
f ownershilp: For each Ji. trict
master or director of 1he 'round
pis chosen whose ordets are im
licity .leyed~ bry the force of
rm 20) to 50 muen Iurnuisisd by
hte ra'nih jw,.e according toI
heir holdings. They have two
r three horses apiece, with cooks,
to., :rnd a 'rlinr -from a given
toinit take a regular course, camp
ug out at night. They thus
weep the range with the skillI
oming from long practice and
ather the cattle together, when
bey are separated by the brands.
~o witness this process and the
xploits of the' skillful drivers,
whose trained horses -turn on a
ve cent piece,' is a most inte
esting sight. There are someI
heep about here, but, sheep- a
erding has be.en mostly driven
urtbher south by the antagonism
etween sheep and cattle men, of
b'ich I may give you some facts
ereafter. .Doxi.PEDRO.
Many persons who are ashamed
o do manual labor themselves are
ot ashamed to cheat those who
lo it for them out of their wages.1
Truly great men are polite by
nstinct to their inferiors. It is
ne element of their greatness to
e thoughtful for others.
There is a great deal of modesty
n the world that isn't shocked by
~ny sight, so long as it can he
een through a crack.
The only solid basis for civil
~overnme-nt is the proper enforce
nnt of parental authority in the
omes of thbe people.
One year of noble and generous
ife is wort,h a century of coward
y years, and self-eares and over
,olicitude.
A Spanish proverb says men
ire usually tempted by the devil,
it an idle man positively tempts
tha devil
FOE THE HERALD.
PHOEBE'S FAITH.
BY MAGGIE.
Poor little Phebe. The day h:d
>een one of continual disappointmeots.
rvery plan which the weary brain
.ad woven, every effort which the
ired bauds had put forth had failed
itterly, and she wended her way
ioweward sadly pondering, "What
ball I do ?" and the golden gloaming
iugered on the -'distant spires fast
hadowiug the childial figure and busy
treets of the great city, where, dwelt
realth and power.
Yes, the young heart was sad and
vell nigh crushed with heavy cares,
>ut the brown head dreoped not, and
he rosy lips ever murmured, God
,noweth best.
Little Phoebe, and yet sixteen years
ad crowned the childish head. Left
atberless and motherleaa in babyhood
she had fallen to the care of a noble
randfather, to whotu she had become
be suulight of life. Tenderly reared,
uarded by love fro:u every care and
orrow, Phoebe bad lived a haopy life,
ut there came a day when grandfa.
her Alton was stricken with paralysis,
hat common foe of brain workers, and
he strong right arm which had so
oug shieided att;; iuvo: c..a write
>o more, and she must earn bread for
his little household. No cares, Phoebe,
2o excitement, remember. for the life
o precious to you hangs on a very,
rery slender thread, said the grave
hysiciao. Do you understand, child?
d as he said this he looked long
id earnestly into the truthful face of
he child woman. Yes,. I understand
grfectly, and no trouble shall come to
lear, dear grandfather, and the child
sh face was glorified with that word
ess love which makes heroes 'ou bat
lefields, and angels in households.
['hat love which is born of heaven,
indimmed by time, fadeless through
>ut eternity. The same yesterday, to
lay and forever, heedless of life's
ricissitudes or the tide of years which
Irift slowly out on the eternal sea.
icb beyond expression is the man or
roman with such a heart for a haven,
uch a love to glorify their earth path
[d send a golden shaft of light across
ven the river of death. So weeks
oiled on, and day after day the slight
igure might be seen seeking employ
nent whereby to earn bread for her
ittle household. All the time bear.
og her burden of sorrow, and never
or a moment permitting grandfather
a know that the li:.tle stock of money
vas nearly gone, anddaily wants must
>e supplied. Still that brave, grand
ieart never faltered. She knew grand.
ather's law books must forever be laid
side, and that never again would he
old the court spellbound with his
agle eye and eloquent pleading, for
he doctor had gently, truthfully told
er-what to expect. Her own school
ooks were placed sadly on their shelf,
or henceforth hers would be a differ.
nt life; but she went forth cheerfully
o fill her mission. But to-day her
rials see'ved almost greater than she
ould bear. She had gone out in the
noning with fresh energy, her busy
ittle brain filled with happy fanoies
ad golden dreams.
'Twas Saturday, and the clear cold
ir of a December morning tinged her
retty cheeks with roses as she en
eavored once more to find something
or her willing hands to do. Her
ittle stores for the cowing Sabbath
ad been judiciously purchased, to.
ether with a few luxuries to tempt
he dear invalid, after which only one
olden dollar was in Phoebe's small
alzn, and the future before her was
arker than ever. Failure, sneers and
llconcealed contempt wet her on
very hand, and though the blue eyes
rew darkly earnest and the shadows
leepened therein, she bravely mum
nurs, God knoweth best, and banish
og all traces of sadness opens the little
rate and enters a vine-draped cottage
>3 the ontskirts of the great city.
Back, Phoebe ? Yes, grandfather,
[ stayed longer than I expected, but
ere is a lovely orange for von, and
ir. Aylesbury sent you this bottle of
wine which will make you quite strong
agio, and now I will make your tea
nd we will be cozy as possible. And
with deft fingers she spread the little
table, talking brightly all the while of
pleasant people and thinge until the
dear old man forgot all his pains and
ills in the magic sunshine of her
presence. Tea things removed, grand
fathe dose in his cozyeabair. a smaile
of ineffable content on his fine face.
Again left to herself Phoebe's thoughts
revert to the ponderous.question. What
shall I do ? and her eyes gaze earn
estly into the firelight which lingers t
in the corners of the room and makee M
grotesque shadows on the walls. There be
is a rap at the door, and Phoebe rises
to welcome their beloved Pastor and
m
friend, Mr. Aylesbury. What a thrice Lb
welcome .enest he is. One of those T
grand, noble men well worthy to be di
called ambassadors of Christ. Grand- be
father's face reflects a welcome, and
Phoebe's tell tale eyes are eloquent. n
I could pot sleep to-night,: my friend, m
without dropping in to see how you
were ; and then, too. I have , favor to
ask of little Phoebe bere. Our organ- m
ist has left us and we are not able to
pay so much as formerly. So if Miss
Phoebe would take $500 for her yearly
service. we would be very glad to have
her take the place. Poor overbur- th
dened heart sorrow it had borne
bravely and obmforted herself with
God. knoweth best; but when she th
fully realized bow God indeed had
opened a way for her beyond all doubt, fa
the tears which .for all these weary
weeks she had restrained fell thick
and fast. and the brown head bowed
itself in childish abandon on the small H
tired hands. Then, and not till then,
did the dear invalid realize what a
fearful struggle it had been; the world sa
and its power, coldness, and selfishness
on one side ; on the other, only a girl;
and folding the precious child close to
his heart he thanked God who had
tempered the wind to his pet lamb,
and the pastor caressed the brown
head and said truly, "of such is the
kingdom of Heaven." And Phoebe
woke to life grand harmonies in the b
church of St. Jude ; grandfather grew s
strong enough to occupy his pew and
listen thereto, and Phoebe, true, faith
ful Phoebe, pever for a moment forgot
that in darkness as in light, in sun- Re
light as in shade, God knoweth best.
-Thirty days in solitary confine- W
went,' was the sentence pronounced Tb
against Jim -Webster by an Austin
judge. 'Thirty days ?' asked the Ba
man. 'Thirty days,' was the - re
sponse. 'Look heab, boss, you gib
me thirty days las' winter for the Ta
same 'fense, when de days was a heap
shorter den dey is now. Ain't you
gwine ter allow de usual discount on Tr,
account ob de signs in de zodiackle?'
A look of intelligence appeared on he
judicial face, and spread all over it. '1 to
declare, I forgot the days were not pc
always the same length. I'll make it in
twenty days.solitary confinement in- Wi
stead of thirty.' 'Tell me dat book re
laruin' don't do a niggah no good. I
gets out ten days-sooner, all ownin' to th
my habin' studied up de zodiackle,' a
remarked Jim Webster, as the con- eo
stable led hum off to jail. re
([Texas Siftings. Lb
Our lives should be like the Lb
days, more beautiful in the even- m
ing, or, like the spring, aglo.w
with promise, and like autumn, An
rich with golden sheaves when
good works and deeds have ripen.
ed on the field. Au
Da not try to force yourself in
to the confidenoe of others. If coa
they give their confidence, never
betray it.B
When people undertake to restrain
themselves without knowing how, AU
they are often worse off than had
they left themselves aloue.
If a man talks of his misfortunes
there is somethiing in them that is not A
disagreeable to him.
The heart has reason that the
reason does not understand.
It is a good thing to learn caution I
by the misfortune of others. tb
Despair is the offspring of fear, tb
lasinees and impatience. E
. ., of
If we would have friends we must th
show ourselves friendly. of
Error may be tolerated, -if reason be
left free to combat it. h4
First the necessary, then the useful, hi
then the ornamental.
Kindness in return for unkindness ha
is of itself a reproof. .tt
What seems only ludicrous is some
time ver aerioun in
FUN AHEAD.
An Improved Congressional3ecord.
If Congress resolve to act upon
e suggestion made by Senator
ilier that the Congressional Record
issued as a weekly and sent to
ery family in the country, some
udification ought to be made of
e contenhu of the Recor.j
ie paper is much too heavy and
smal in its present condition to
welcomed ie the ordinary' ^
nerican household. Perhaps it
ight have a puzzle depart.
ant, ans1 if so one of the first
zzles could take the shape of an
quiry how it happens that so
mny Congressmen get rich on
,000 a year. The departmetc
Answers to Correspondents
uld be -enriched with references
letters from office-seekers, and
e department of Household
onomy could contain explana:
mns of how the members fran.
eir shirts home through the
stoffice so as to get them in the
mily wash. As for the general
ntents, describing the basinees
oceedings of the Senate and
ouse, we recommend that these
ould be put into the. form of
rse. We shou.d treat them,
y, something in this fashion
Mr. Hill
Introduced a bill
To give John Smith a pension.
Mr. -Barard
Talked himself tired,
Bat said nothing worthy of mention.
This would be succinct, musical.
d in a degree impressive. The
ungest re-.ders could grasp the.
eaning of it and it could easily
committed to memory. Or a
ene in the House might be
picted in such terms as these:
very able speech was made by 'Cox of
Minnesota
specting the necessity of protecting the
black voter. .
ras indignantly responded to by Smith of
Alabama,
]ose abominable talk was sileneed by the
Speaker's hammer.
en Atkinson of Kansas rose to makemn.
explanation,
-was pulled down by a colleague in a
state of indignation.
d Mr. Alexander, in a speech about in
surance,
ced the patience of his hearers puet.
nearly past endurance .
er which Judge Whitaker denounced the
reciprocity
sty with Hawaii as a scandaloos mon.
strosity.
It would be advisable of course
vary the meter as much as
>ssible in order to prevent the
anotony whieh would other
se dull the interest of the j
ider.
After givinig the proceedings in
8 House as above, something of'
more spirited nature perhaps
aid be inserted into the Senate
ports. Suppose, for example,
e pages .devoted to the Senate
onld lead off with something of
is kind:
rn up rose Smith, of Florida, the best of
the debaters,
i spoke about his measure for protecting
alligators;
showed how tourists shoot at them with
Out regard for reason,
d asked to have it made acrimetokl k71
them out of season.
su Brown he moved amendment by in
serting a brief clause
npelling alligators not to operate their
jaws;
t Smitb he up and said ofhim who thought.
the subject comical,
at Nature, when she gave him sense, hadl
been too economical,
d Brown, responding brietiy, wished to
say in this connection
it Smith in guarding reptiles had an eye
to self protection.I
en Smith he fiang a volume of the lies
sage and Reports,
dBrown was laid upon the floor agood
deal Out of sorts.
Of course versification of the
ire the services of a poet
1reate of rather nusual powers.
Congress shall accept seriously
6 suggestions which we make
th an earnest desire to promote
e public interest, we shall yen
re to reccommend the selection
the Sweet Singer of Michigan as
e first occupant of the laureate's
ice.-Our Continent.
He who has nowhere to lay his
ad often suffers less than he :1
bo does not know where to put
a hands.
Leisure is sweet to those that
ive earned it, but burdensome to -
ose who get it~ for nothing.
Try your skill in g it firet. then
gold

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